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Developers wondering if Android Wear will fit into their plans

Google's Android Wear is still a nascent platform and built for now entirely around smart watches. Developers are weighing whether they will use their resources to build new apps for the platform, but there are early indications that some app categories could be more ripe than others to exploit wearables.  Special report

AT&T envisions car-makers sponsoring the data for in-vehicle connectivity

NEW YORK--AT&T Mobility is open to the possibility of car makers sponsoring the data for in-car LTE connectivity as part of AT&T's Sponsored Data program, according to a a senior AT&T executive.

Customer migration 'going fine' as AT&T prepares for 2G network shutdown by year-end 2016

AT&T Mobility is roughly halfway through its efforts to migrate its 2G network customers off that network before it shuts that network down at the end of 2016. 

Rumor Mill: Samsung eyeing home automation platform SmartThings in $200M deal

Samsung Electronics is considering buying home automation platform SmartThings (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner) for around $200 million, according to a  TechCrunch  report, in what would be yet another move by Samsung to get its hooks into the Internet of Things market.

Intel, Qualcomm execs both say IoT will benefit from one standard

Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform.

Apple could be prepping new iBeacon hardware

Apple may be prepping a new product that uses its iBeacon location-aware technology, according to documents recently made public by the FCC.

LG unveils KizON wearable that includes cellular connectivity

LG Electronics introduced a new wearable device aimed at allowing parents to track the whereabouts of their children. What makes it unique is that the wristband-like gadget will have cellular connectivity.

AT&T's Lurie predicts wearables with independent cellular connections will debut this year

Wearable devices with cellular connections that are not tied to smartphones will hit the market later this year, according to a senior AT&T executive. Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices at AT&T Mobility, said that factor will be key in sparking adoption of wearable computing devices.

Intel, Samsung and others forge open-source Internet of Things connectivity group

Intel, Samsung Electronics, Broadcom and other wireless and technology players joined forces to create a new group aimed at coming up with an open-source standard to connect devices to each other across operating systems and wireless protocols as part of the Internet of Things.

Apple hires exec from Swiss watch firm Tag Heuer as iWatch rumors swirl

Apple hired a senior sales executive from Swiss luxury watch maker Tag Heuer ahead of the expected launch this fall of Apple's first wearable device, widely dubbed the iWatch.